New York Mets center fielder Michael Conforto hits his 100th career home run in a 7-2 victory over the Miami Marlins.
On Wednesday, the New York Mets saw their recent success continue. They defeated the Miami Marlins 7-2 at Citi Field, stretching their current win streak to six games. Additionally, Wednesday’s win completed a four-game series sweep for New York.
One of the biggest moments in the victory was the first of Michael Conforto‘s two home runs. The 26-year-old center fielder hit his 100th career home run in the bottom of the third inning to give the Mets a 4-2 lead.
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It was all home runs for the Mets in the win. Along with Conforto’s shot in the third inning, first baseman Pete Alonso had a two-run bomb in the first inning. Right fielder Jeff McNeil also hit a two-run homer, with his coming in the seventh.
Conforto then hit his 101st career home run in the seventh inning two batters after McNeil. A solo shot from the outfielder gave the Mets the 7-2 lead.
The Mets are absolutely rolling right now and are the hottest team in baseball. They’ve won 12 of their last 13 games, posting a 19-6 record since the All-Star Break. New York has also won each of their last five series, one against the Marlins, one against the San Diego Padres, one against the Chicago White Sox, and two against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
This weekend will see the Mets taking on the Washington Nationals in a very crucial three-game series at Citi Field. New York is 1.0 game back in the National League Wild Card race, with the Nats leading the race by 1.0 game.